In 1986, Citymeals Co-Founder Gael Greene and then Board Member Joan Weill conceived the Power Lunch for Women as a spoof on the concept of the power breakfast. Over the years, this invitation-only event has taken a permanent slot in the appointment books of New York City’s leading women in business, art, politics, and entertainment.

A networking imperative for the city’s most influential women – and the handful of generous men who pay $10,000 for the privilege of joining them – the annual lunch is traditionally held the week before Thanksgiving. In 2016, the event raised $1 million to fund the preparation and delivery of nearly 136,000 meals for our homebound elderly neighbors. 

In 2017, we celebrated the 31st Annual Power Lunch for Women by honoring long-time supporters Tren'ness Woods-Black, Board Member Nick Valenti and Patina Restaurant Group. View photos from the event.

30th Annual Power Lunch for Women